How to Crochet-The Basics for Beginners Have you always wanted to learn crochet? There is no time like the present! Crochet is one of those beautiful forms of weaving that can serve many practical purposes. I love to do various types of needlework, but crochet is one of my favorites because once the basics are mastered, one can achieve quick results. Crochet projects can be beautiful, functional, and fun! Read on to learn how to crochet, "The Basics for … [Read more...] about How to Crochet|The Basics for Beginners
Winters are rough here in the Northeast. Our mailbox can take a real beating against the snowplows as they come through. Because of that, right now, our mailbox wobbles. We need to set it straight. There is so much rock underneath the post, we have to get creative since we won't be able to dig a deeper hole. I found an old plastic flower pot in the shed. This was a way to recycle and re-purpose plastic, as I try to stay away from this material. It works well in an application such as … [Read more...] about Quick Fix for a Wobbly Mailbox
This year's harvest of potatoes did not disappoint. I haven't picked all of them yet, but I grabbed some to make a side dish for our dinner last evening. These tubers are in the nightshade family. Also, they have been heavily relied upon for sustenance throughout history. They are versatile and tasty. *Note - If you or someone you love struggles with diabetes, you may need to limit your consumption of potatoes. You'll need to talk to your doctor about that. As an alternative, you … [Read more...] about Herbed Roasted Potatoes!
A reusable tote bag is awesome! I see them all over the place. Some bags are more appealing than others. What if you could sew your own bag? You could choose the fabric, making it customized to your taste. This bag is actually a gift for one of my friends who has her own business. We see her at local farmers' markets all the time. She makes granola that is delicious, and you can share it with your dog! No kidding! We love it here at the Mountain Farmhouse, and Finn does, … [Read more...] about Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial
I don't have a cabinet under my kitchen sink. This is by choice, actually. Instead I have a kitchen sink curtain. We wanted to re-create an old-fashioned style in our kitchen when we had it remodeled in 2015. Since the house was built in 1850, I wanted to give the "heart-of-the-home" a nod to the past without sacrificing modern-day convenience. We chose a sink that was a reproduction of an antique style, typical of the 1930's. This quickly presented a challenge with regard to … [Read more...] about Farmhouse Kitchen Sink Curtain